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  1. 6 points
    I saw this on a T-shirt today at the VA and just had to share it.
  2. 4 points
    A better question might be why did Jesus allow others to worship Him if he wasn't God?
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    [I fixed that question for you.] One reason is he didn't need to ORDER it. [Mat 2:2 NASB] 2 "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." [Luk 18:19 NASB] 19 And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. [Jhn 20:28 NASB] 28 Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" It was also part of the Father's plan, that Jesus would humble himself and the Father would exalt Him. [Mar 10:45 NASB] 45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." [Phl 2:5-11 NASB] 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, [and] being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. However Jesus left no doubt that he IS GOD: [Mat 1:18-25 NASB] 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. 20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 "She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." 22 Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 "BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US." 24 And Joseph awoke from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took [Mary] as his wife, 25 but kept her a virgin until she gave birth to a Son; and he called His name Jesus. [Jhn 1:1-5, 14 NASB] 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. ... 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. [Jhn 8:58-59 NASB] 58 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am." 59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple. [Jhn 10:24-33 NASB] 24 The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, "How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly." 25 Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father's name, these testify of Me. 26 "But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 "My Father, who has given [them] to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch [them] out of the Father's hand. 30 "I and the Father are one." 31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, "I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?" 33 The Jews answered Him, "For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out [to be] God." [Jhn 14:7-11 NASB] 7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him, and have seen Him." 8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long with you, and [yet] you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how [can] you say, 'Show us the Father'? 10 "Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. 11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. One day Jesus (the Lamb of God) will receive His due worship: [Rev 5:1-14 NASB] 1 I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. 2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?" 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. 4 Then I [began] to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it; 5 and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, the Lion that is from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome so as to open the book and its seven seals." 6 And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. 7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne. 8 When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood [men] from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10 "You have made them [to be] a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth." 11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing." 13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, [be] blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." 14 And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.
  4. 4 points
    Canada has 10 provinces (horns). I think Canadian beaver must be the "end time beast". They already dominate the world in hockey, curling and maple syrup production.
  5. 4 points
    When attempting to understand scripture, it helps to read it in context. For pete's sake how about at least reading the whole verse and not just pull the first four words out of context! [Numbers 23:19 NLT] 19 God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? So what is the point or message of verse 19 in Numbers 23? Is the author trying to drive home the point that God is a spirit and not a flesh and blood human being, or is the author attempting to say that God will do what he says he will do. The message is: People lie, but God does not lie. People change their mind, but God does not change his mind. God has always done what he said he would do. God has always kept his promises. Numbers 23:19 tells us that God does not lie like fallen men do. Jesus did not lie like fallen men do. That is one reason why we believe that Jesus is God. [Hosea 11:8-12 NLT] 8 “Oh, how can I give you up, Israel? How can I let you go? How can I destroy you like Admah or demolish you like Zeboiim? My heart is torn within me, and my compassion overflows. 9 No, I will not unleash my fierce anger. I will not completely destroy Israel, for I am God and not a mere mortal. I am the Holy One living among you, and I will not come to destroy. 10 For someday the people will follow me. I, the LORD, will roar like a lion. And when I roar, my people will return trembling from the west. 11 Like a flock of birds, they will come from Egypt. Trembling like doves, they will return from Assyria. And I will bring them home again,” says the LORD. 12 Israel surrounds me with lies and deceit, but Judah still obeys God and is faithful to the Holy One. Looking at Hosea 11:9 in context, Israel is "surrounding God with lies and deceit" (v.12) and the heart of God is torn between his "fierce anger" (v.9) wanting to punish the evil and his "compassion" (v.8) for the people that he loves. In verse 9 God states that a fallen man (we are all born under Adam's curse) would choose anger over compassion, but God "will not come to destroy". Jesus said: [Luke 13:34 NLT] 34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God's messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn't let me. John said this about Jesus: [John 3:17 NLT] 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. Since the same non-fallen character found in God in Hosea 11 is found in Jesus, we believe that Jesus is God.
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    I am having surgery on July 2 for prostrate cancer related related problem. I seem to be having a lot of serious physical problems, especially so this year. My spirit (soul) is praising the Lord Jesus for His Grace and Mercy and goodness to me. I find that its when I face whatever physical issues come my way, my love for Jesus Christ increases. The WORD becomes all that more wonderful, and I crave reading it more. I am grateful that on June 29th I turn 73. I was told in 1968 I would not live to be 40, and never have any children. What a laugh, my wife and I have 4 adult children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren! God is ALWAYS in control! God bless you all, I dearly appreciate you.
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  10. 4 points
    On another board, I got a WARNING for my little ditty - because I was in a thread tagged DISPENSATIONALISTS ONLY... So I'll try it here... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- My hope is built on nothing less than Scofield's notes and Walvoord's best I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Darby's claim ( C'mon, everybody! All together now on the chorus! ) On Christ the Solid Rock I stand Eschatology is sinking sand Eschatology is sinking sand ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It was said to be "mocking"; this and two other verses were deleted, I hope to re-create them. I thought it was funny.
  11. 4 points
    That is exactly what they were claiming. Repentance was not enough to earn forgiveness from a homosexual act. I take any claims of the insufficiency of Christ’s blood to pardon a sin seriously and any claim that God cannot forgive as a joke to be laughed at and mocked.
  12. 3 points
    Hi everyone, I'm 34 and wasn't a full believer untill this year, I've always gone through life believing that our souls lived on and there was a lot of unexplained. Early this year I turned to God and my guardian angels for help. I got christened a few weeks ago, I go church as often as I can....just would like extra help on choosing a bible...what's best, how do you know your on the right path, and someone to talk to and these thinGSM. Thanks for reading 🙂
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  14. 3 points
    The rumor of this has been floating around for 6 mos or so, glad to see it wasn't a rumor after all. No matter who Trump selects to replace him the Dems are going to try to discredit and drag their feet as long as possible, if you think the silliness has been bad for the last 18 mos you ain't seen nothing yet...
  15. 3 points
    There is actually a general lack of common sense applied to this whole issue. I know of entire families that choose not to work and play the system to get the Government and charities to support them. I also know of a 'Medical Assistant' with a totally disabled son (Neuro-muscular disorder, vent, tube feeding, etc.) who is required to work because she is "able bodied" and the Government pays two shifts of nurses (RNs) to take care of her son while she works rather than permitting her to stay home and care for him herself. It does not take a genius to quickly realize that two shifs of RN nurses cost more than one Medical Assistant can earn in one shift, so it would be a better use of my tax dollars to pay the mother to stay home. Setting aside the financial aspect, who will better care for a helpless child, a random agency nurse with a government contract, or that child's mother?
  16. 3 points
    Hey, brothers and sisters! I just got back from a two- day family reunion in Huntsville, TN. This annual reunion is held by members of the McDonald family, more specifically, the children of Everett McDonald, my mother's father's elder brother. I ask for your prayers on their behalf because a couple of family members are going through a lot of medical and financial hardship, while others seem to be cursed with an unrepentant cruelty to other members of their own families. From what I saw this weekend, this family is sorely sundered among each other and the hatreds were emphasized a lot more than the familial love that had previously drawn my parents and I down to Tennessee. This might well be the last time we try to attend a reunion. People kept mistaking my mother for her elder sister and kept asking her questions she couldn't answer. My second cousins Clayton and Howard McDonald are suffering from cancer and it looks like this particular clan is existing on a very thin thread. Thank you for your prayers and may God bless you.
  17. 3 points
    As we all demonstrate at times, however, some theology is essential and others non essential. Grace is erring on essential theology which is detrimental towards not only Grace's salvation but to others which may be learning or reading from Grace. God bless, William
  18. 3 points
    Heb 12:28-29 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.
  19. 3 points
    I agree. When the Lord returns I believe this entire universe will be destroyed (every element of it) and there will be a new eternal heaven and earth.
  20. 3 points
    The left was/is using the kids as smoke screen to hide the trash coming to light in DC
  21. 3 points
    This is part of the reason Trump got elected, right? To stop that nonsense. I'd like to see poppy production in Afghanistan go unprotected by US efforts, can we add that to the campaign platform?
  22. 3 points
    No, It is true! Apostle Paul’s King James Bible Up For Auction 🙂 [EDIT] And for you scholars ... King James Version Finally Translated Into Biblical Greek, Hebrew
  23. 3 points
    He said he wanted to do something meaningful, and he felt his time in Congress was wasted. AG is THE top Prosecutor; I think he'd be deeply honored to be nominated, and he'd realize he could really make a difference. There must be other positions that's true of that Trump could nominate him to; this is an opportunity Trump should not miss! Gowdy's a rare breed ...
  24. 3 points
    FBI head proves Washington has a vendetta against Trump As FBI director Christopher Wray started giving his response to the blistering report on the Hillary Clinton investigation, I hoped he would accept the findings as proof the agency lost its way and must be shaken to its foundation. By the time he finished talking, I felt ­naive for daring to hope. Wray’s performance was worse than disappointing. It was infuriating proof that it will take more than one election to change the corrupt culture of Washington. Wray replaced the ousted James Comey, whose conduct in the Clinton probe was shredded by Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Investigators demonstrated with new details that the self-right­eous Comey was insubordinate and duplicitous, and even used private e-mail for government business while he investigated Clinton over her private, ­unsecured server. Talk about arrogance. The report ends forever the illusion that Comey was a noble public servant. He served only himself and is now so toxic to both parties that it’s unlikely he will ever get another government job. Hallelujah. But the FBI didn’t stink only from the head. The report paints an agency run amok, with numerous examples of serious misconduct by leaders, agents and ­lawyers. We learned of more outrageous texts from Peter Strzok, the top agent who worked on both the Clinton and Russia investigations. In one, Strzok promised his lover, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, that “We’ll stop” Donald Trump from becoming president. More here: https://nypost.com/2018/06/17/fbi-head-proves-washington-has-a-vendetta-against-trump/
  25. 3 points
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